Aleister Crowley

(12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947 / Warwickshire, England)

The Pentagram

Poem by Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to George Raffalovich]

In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrial
Man mastered the mammoth and horse, and Man was the
Lord of the Earth.

He made him an hollow skin from the heart of an holy tree,
He compassed the earth therien, and Man was the Lord of
the Sea.

He controlled the vigour of steam, he harnessed the light-
ning for hire;
He drove the celestial team, and man was the Lord of the

Deep-mouthed from their thrones deep-seated, the choirs
of the æeons declare
The last of the demons defeated, for Man is the Lord of
the Air.

Arise, O Man, in thy strength! the kingdom is thine to
Till the high gods witness at lenght that Man is the Lord
of his spirit.

Comments about The Pentagram by Aleister Crowley

  • Mann BhatiaMann Bhatia (6/23/2015 3:50:00 AM)

    Swedish Band Tiamat made a song with this poem as lyrics and named it The Pentagram. It is one of the greatest songs i've ever heard.(Report)Reply

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  • Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 11:12:00 AM)

    An otherworldly and out there write. Not a fan of this one.(Report)Reply

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  • 666 66666 (12/6/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    ohh baphomet come eat our souls(Report)Reply

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  • 666 66666 (12/6/2013 4:52:00 AM)

    thy lord baphomet shall reign upon earth and the unholy(Report)Reply

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  • Josh Kirkwood (9/28/2012 1:45:00 PM)

    wotan: what part of 'drove the celestial team' did you not understand?(Report)Reply

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  • Velvet BloodlustVelvet Bloodlust (9/7/2012 3:30:00 PM)

    Epic.               (Report)Reply

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  • Wotan343 is my name (3/14/2010 8:26:00 PM)

    Evidently A.C. did not anticipate human forays outside earth's atmosphere.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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